Minetek, an industry leader providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for the mining, oil, gas and petrochemical sectors, has installed an elegant glass operable wall as part of their new North Sydney office fitout.

Bildspec’s Series 100 double glazed side stacking operable glass wall separates the boardroom and breakout room, with both spaces offering sweeping views of the harbour and Sydney Bridge. The operable glass wall allows for see-through connection of spaces with acoustic reduction properties.

In addition to creating a flexible space, this Rw44-rated operable glass wall provides excellent acoustic performance by significantly reducing external noise transmission from the breakout room into the boardroom. Rw (Weighted Sound Reduction Index) represents the measurement of this reduction in sound.

Different combinations of top/bottom seals and board constructions are crucial in the wall’s ability to overcome sound transmission issues. The Bildspec operable wall at Minetek has fixed top sweep seals with bottom mechanical retracting seals.